Tag Archives: cats

Bella! Totes, Accessories and Dish Towels

I made a couple new things with the Bella! design—accessory bags and dish towels. Click the images below to visit the product post and purchase. Bella! Accessory Bags I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure. […]

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Small Handmade Accessory Bags

I finally got to an experiment I’ve been looking forward to, and to my joy and potential creative output, it worked! I created my own “fabric” swatches by printing the pattern on linen fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, and the ones I use for various other […]

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Autumn Explorations in Black and White

Why photograph the most colorful season in black and white? To challenge what I see and what I think I know, to see the shapes and details and the compositions, leaving me with textures and patterns that are the foundations of my compositions. The colorful leaves and amber sun, all the comforting warm tones, change […]

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Ginger Tabbies on Tiles

More feline things that are orange. And though these two designs were based on a black tabby and a torbie, part of the fun of being an artist is I can make their stripes any color I want! I love my tiles with my art and photos transferred to the surface, but I also like […]

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Time for Meow-loween Cards!

As an artist I turn to my surroundings for creative output, and what better to do with a family of five black cats during the festive Halloween season? I posted many of these photos on my blog, The Creative Cat, for my daily photos during 2010. Each of the cats depicted here is one of […]

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Celebrate National Coloring Day With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

Well, there’s a day for everything, so why not a day for coloring? For fun and stress relief! I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have […]

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Ink and Watercolor Sketches Tiles

Back in 2012 when I was just a few months into my daily cat sketches I began experimenting with styles and media that I’d always wanted to use. One of these styles was the ink with watercolor wash style I’d seen so often on ceramic items like plates and vases, so as soon as I […]

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“Big Nap” Decorative Dish for Autumn

How’s a nice round napping ginger kitty for autumn, napping on a bright blue bed like the clear blue skies of September? Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush […]

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New Feline Fine Art Cards, “Mimi in the Formal Garden”

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission.  She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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Featured Artwork: “Mimi in the Formal Garden”, a Special Commission for CWA ~ The Creative Cat

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission. She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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